09 July 2019

King & Wood Mallesons advises Green Harbor on its acquisition of JWU LLC

 
 In April 2019, King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM”) advised Green Harbor Investment (“Green Harbor”) on its successful acquisition of the majority stake in JWU LLC (“JWU”), a New York-based fashion company, and the subsequent investment by Green Harbor in JWU. Upon the completion of the transactions, Green Harbor became the controlling shareholder of JWU. 

Green Harbor is a China-based private equity fund that focuses on healthcare, education, financial services, and consumer/retail sectors. Founded in 2007 by Jason Wu, a world's top designer, JWU is a high-end women's fashion brand headquartered in New York. The acquisition of JWU is Green Harbor’s first investment in the fashion industry and also part of its global footprint, which is in line with its investment philosophy of growing with the young generation of entrepreneurs. 

KWM acted as the counsel for Green Harbor and provided a full range of legal services in relation to the transaction, including legal due diligence, structuring of the transaction, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, and closing and post-closing matters.

This transaction was led by partners Ling Huang and Jia Liu, and supported by a New York-based partner Jun Kang (U.S. tax), counsel Ning Liu and Richard Mertl, and associates Hua Yao and Daniel He (cross-border M&A).


Media Contacts

Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
    You might also be interested in

    KWM has risen in the rankings of the world’s best legal brands, jumping two places to 14th in the 2020 Acritas Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index.

    24 January 2020

    KWM is continuing to expand in the US with the appointment of a Dispute Resolution team of 3 partners, 6 senior counsel and 1 paralegal.

    17 January 2020

    KWM is expanding its US practice with the addition of international corporate partner Thomas M. Shoesmith. Mr. Shoesmith will play a key role in the ongoing development of the firm’s ability to serve...

    17 October 2019

    King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is expanding its U.S. capabilities with the appointment of Aaron Wolfson as a partner in the New York office.

    16 November 2018

    This site uses cookies to enhance your experience and to help us improve the site. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive these cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

    For more information on which cookies we use then please refer to our Cookie Policy.